Pit Stops

East Pit Stops are local restaurants and bars that have committed to supporting Big Medium with a donation of 10-20 percent of their sales during one or both East weekends. East Pit Stops directly support Austin’s artists and the contemporary arts community by providing vital funds that keep East programming free and accessible to the public.

  • PS1. Sahara Lounge

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1413 Webberville Rd

    saharalounge.com

    Sahara Lounge, Austin's eastside gem, is great place to meet interesting people, dance and listen to a diverse array of live music. The backyard seating area provides a relaxed atmosphere for conversation under the stars and around the firepit. The full bar offers signature cocktails such as the Sahara Slant and Kosmic Koolaid as well as a good selection of beers.

  • PS2. Full Circle Bar

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1810 E 12th St

    fullcirclebar.com

    Full Circle Bar is the epicenter of Austin Skee-Ball®, where everybody can let the good times roll. Complete with six classic Skee-Ball® lanes where league and social games are played, FCB offers 35 American craft beers in cans and six local brews on draft.

    Featured Artist

    Ella Nilsson
    Rachel Hinojosa
    Gabrielle Stein
    Kera Marie

  • PS3. Hotel Eleven Bar

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1123 E 11th St

    hotelelevenaustin.com

    Hotel Eleven is East Austin’s newest boutique hotel with 14 rooms, a bar serving wine and local beers, and a café offering bar snacks every day and breakfast on weekends. Locally owned and operated by husband and wife team Mark Vornberg & Shelly Leibham, come enjoy a true east side experience!

    Featured Artist

    Kristopher White

  • PS4. Spartan Pizza

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1007 E 6th St

    spartanpizzaaustin.com

    Spartan Pizza is locally owned and operated by Jeremy and Nicole Portwood. We're on a mission to bring handcrafted, inventive, delicious pizza to Austin. We offer online ordering, delivery, eat-in, pick up, and catering. Visit spartanpizzaaustin.com or give us a call at 512.484.0798

  • PS5. Gelateria Gemelli's

    Donation 5% | Second Weekend

    1009 E 6th St

    www.gelateriagemelli.com

    Gemelli is a gelato/espresso/amaro shop located on E 6th St. We make everything in house, in small batches with ingredients sourced as locally as possible. We believe the best way to finish your dessert is with an amaro (Italian digestivo). Gemelli proudly carries the most extensive amaro list in town. Open 7 days a week, Noon-11pm.

    Featured Artist

    Larry Stubbs

  • PS6. Buenos Aires Milonga Room

    Donation 12% | Both Weekends

    1201 E 6th St

    buenosairescafe.com/milonga-room

    Beneath Buenos Aires Cafe, you can find Milonga Room. Decorated in South American Art Deco style, our lounge was inspired by the sights, sounds and tastes of classic Buenos Aires. Antique furnishings, vintage propagandas and paintings make for an intimate space to relish Argentine cocktails and tapas.

    Featured Artist

    Pai Tomé

  • PS7. Sputnik

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1300 E 6th St

    sputnik-austin.com

    Breakfast tacos served all day (try one with our house smoked bacon)! Out of this world burgers, HUGE all beef hot dogs (and hand dipped corn dogs), hand cut fries, and made from scratch onion rings. We make our veggie burgers in house and vegetarian hotdogs are also available. Try out the whiskey of the day or a local draft beer. Color a pin up girl coloring page while you hang out with friends or plan your next stop.

  • PS8. Rio Rita

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1308 E 6th St

    riorita.net

    Mild mannered coffee shop by day, swanky lounge by night. Try our specialty cocktails made with house-infused spirits. Our Bloody Marys are world renowned and will keep you coming back. Comfy seating inside and ample patio space to enjoy the weather. Hungry for a snack? Try one of Sezi's savory hand pies.

    Featured Artist

    Kenneth Holland

  • PS9. The Brixton

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    1412 E 6th St

    thebrixtonaustin.com

    One of the east side’s original dive bars. A great bar to get away from the crowds and hang out with friends

    Featured Artist

    Ginny Marie Thornton

  • PS10. Hotel Vegas

    Donation 10% | Second Weekend

    1502 E 6th St

    texashotelvegas.com

    The Hotel Vegas compound is a unique East Austin venue featuring a live music venue, cocktail lounge, food trucks, events, pop up markets, a large patio and more.

    Featured Artist

    East Side Pop Up
    Finery Elaborate Adornments

  • PS11. Wright Bros Brew & Brew

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    500 San Marcos St, #105

    thebrewandbrew.com

    The Brew & Brew is half coffee shop, half craft beer bar, with equal attention given to each. Doing our best to bring your beverage to you just as the brewer or roaster intended, and hopefully bringing people together in the process.

    Featured Artist

    Tamara Becerra Valdez

  • PS12. Sister Coffee

    Donation 10% | Second Weekend

    913 E Cesar Chavez St

    sister-stuff.com

    Sister Coffee is a small indoor coffee kiosk with coffee drinks, healthy drinks, and ceramics.

    Featured Artist

    Philip Harrell (also 337 on the tour)

  • PS13. Vegan Nom

    Donation 20% | Both Weekends

    913 E Cesar Chavez St

    thevegannom.com

    Austin favorite, Vegan Nom is Texas' first all vegan taco truck. We serve all-vegan breakfast tacos and tex-mex.

  • PS14. Pueblo Viejo

    Donation 15% | Both Weekends

    2000 E Cesar Chavez St

    puebloviejoaustin.com

    Colorful trailer for tacos, tamales & Mexican street food.

  • PS15. Drinks Lounge

    Donation 10% | Both Weekends

    2001 E Cesar Chavez St

    www.drinkslounge.bar

    Austin’s most chill neighborhood bar. Great food, delicious drinks, and a patio that’s perfect for people watching.

    Featured Artist

    Ginny Marie Thornton

  • PS16. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

    Drink special | Both Weekends

    3235 E Cesar Chavez St

    jacobysaustin.com

    Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile is a transparent, value driven, vertically integrated, ranch-to-table dining experience located in East Austin. Jacoby’s is family operated with simple, southern roots - offering family-raised meats, locally sourced vegetables, craft cocktails and Texas craft beers.

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